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“How in the world am I going to get enough protein in per day?” This was one of my biggest questions and concerns while switching over to my dairy-free lifestyle! As a fitness enthusiast and avid weight lifter, I rely on protein powder every day to help me meet my minimum protein needs.
The issue here is that some of the best-tasting and most-effective proteins on the market are whey-based which is now a no-no for me and my digestive system.
So what is a meat-head to do?
Below I’ve listed my top-3 favorite non-dairy (and gluten-free) protein powders and my favorite uses for them!
Favorite Flavor: Vanilla
Texture: Super Smooth! I even mix in RenewLife Organic Clear Fiber in to add some carbs and improve my fiber intake.
Favorite Use: Drink it as is – two scoops protein, three scoops fiber, and shake it up with water. Done and done. Mix it into other things like Glutenfreeda Oatmeal for a well-balanced yummy breakfast! I usually add a dash of honey in there too, just for fun! 😉
Favorite Flavor: Vega Sport Vanilla
Texture: a bit grainy, so it’s not my favorite to drink as is
Favorite Use: I use this for a post-workout smoothie (with berries and almond milk – YUM) or to mix in pancake mix or in oats.
Favorite Flavor: Unflavored
Favorite use: Baking items or with smoothies. It’s also actually unflavored!
Is there one that is not on this (very short) list that you want to recommend? Another brand or flavor? What is your favorite use for it? Let me know!